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Lightroom Basics

SeanNeedham

Ol' Sparky
Honorary Life Member
Whilst we are getting around to making some threads on the basics of Lightroom, I'll put them in to this one to keep the reference in one place so we don't lose them in the churn!

A brief guide on creating resized image export presets : Quick guide - resizing for forum in Lightroom

A quick guide setting up your image copyright using presets : Setting your copyright/usage/contact details in Lightroom with a preset

A quick guide to basic Keyword management : Basic Keyword Management - Lightroom

A quick intro to Library and Develop Sync : Quick intro to the "Sync Button" in Lightroom

Import Dialog and Import Presets : Importing photos into lightroom - and import presets.

Quickly organising your develop presets : Organising Lightroom Presets (Quickly!)

Skin softening in LR4: http://www.photography-forum.org/showthread.php/95143-Skin-softening-in-Lightroom-4

A brief walkthrough from import to export with keywords and collections : http://www.photography-forum.org/showthread.php/105598-Lightroom-Image-Editing-Workflow-Walkthrough?p=1235721

Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheets (offsite link) http://www.photography-forum.org/showthread.php/99863-Very-useful-shortcut-guide-for-Lightroom?highlight=

A useful and user-friendly guide to the print module : http://www.photography-forum.org/showthread.php/106321-A-muppets-guide-to-Lightroom-5-Print-Module?p=1248486#post1248486

A guide to setting up folders in Lightroom - specifically for Tenchy see later posts for video tutorial.
http://www.photography-forum.org/showthread.php/109785-Another-tedious-lightroom-question-**-I-did-it!-**

Very useful and informative thread on why images may appear duller in RAW in Lightroom, compared to what they look like on the camera (offsite link to Lightroom Forums, thanks Don).
http://www.lightroomforums.net/showt...uin-my-picture

Automating the use of Photoshop Actions in LR Photoshop Actions in Lightroom
 
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paulmag

Always on
Honorary Life Member
Just a bumpage as some may find these Basic LR tutorials useful.
Remember to bump it when Steve eventually gets up and running :) Win 7 first then LR could be a while it may save a few questions ..............not
 

Carmen

Forum Geek :)
Honorary Life Member
Added Steve's "adding folders" thread to this link since it contains some useful info.
 

Carmen

Forum Geek :)
Honorary Life Member
This is the problem with "sticky" threads they aren't that effective if people just look at "new posts" and don't dive into the forums and actually read the lists of threads, and I find the stickies are a bit un-noticible as the colour is darker so my eye skips over them. I find it's good to occasionally bump the stickies.
 
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tenchy

Rain maker
Administrator
Must admit to forgetting about this one myself. Sticks in the mind more if you have been involved I think.
 

slipper

Always on
Does Lightroom deserve its own forum now. Lots of us seem to be on a learning curve with it and whilst it is in this forum, Photoshop and Editing Chat, I dont feel its chat we want to be honest, and some topics arise in PhotoShop & Editing Tips, Tricks and Tutorials Forum, so although I get confused easy :) I do find it a problem remembering where Lightroom is .
 

Carmen

Forum Geek :)
Honorary Life Member
I agree that this thread should be in the trick tips and tutorials section and I'm not against a new section for LR, since LR isn't just about EDITING it's about file management and keywording etc too.
 

tenchy

Rain maker
Administrator
I agree that this thread should be in the trick tips and tutorials section and I'm not against a new section for LR, since LR isn't just about EDITING it's about file management and keywording etc too.
let's move it then :)
 

SeanNeedham

Ol' Sparky
Honorary Life Member
I agree that this thread should be in the trick tips and tutorials section and I'm not against a new section for LR, since LR isn't just about EDITING it's about file management and keywording etc too.
I'd be up for a Lightroom section as a package like this (as well as things like Capture Pro, Aperture, etc) are polar opposite to things like Photoshop / Elements in terms of how they operate; and don't really fall in "Editing" to me, but more "Development" (as well as having the DAM assets on there).
 

Carmen

Forum Geek :)
Honorary Life Member
I'd be up for a Lightroom section as a package like this (as well as things like Capture Pro, Aperture, etc) are polar opposite to things like Photoshop / Elements in terms of how they operate; and don't really fall in "Editing" to me, but more "Development" (as well as having the DAM assets on there).

Agree. The title of this forum is "PHOTOSHOP - tricks tips and tutorials" which is different to development in LR or other package.
 

paul s

Old Hand
Premium Member
Hope this is the right place to ask have looked and can't see the answer
I am new to Lightroom 5 and slowley getting used to it my question is
On the export section I have set it to 300 dpi but I am wondering what I should have the sharpening section set too glossy paper matte or something else I should do

Thank you


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Ramble Vision

Mountain Climber
Super Moderator
Hope this is the right place to ask have looked and can't see the answer
I am new to Lightroom 5 and slowley getting used to it my question is
On the export section I have set it to 300 dpi but I am wondering what I should have the sharpening section set too glossy paper matte or something else I should do

Thank you


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if you are exporting to show on the forum export for screen. if you are printing then the glossy and matt options are for the type of paper you are using.
 

paul s

Old Hand
Premium Member
Thanks ramble I thought that was how it worked but wanted to get it clear in my mind
Thanks again


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Snips

Always on
72 is the best setting for screen shots.

300 for printing.

As I understand it but I prefer 300 x px for printing. So if I want a 7" x 5" I create a 2100 x 1500px jpg and don't worry about the screen resolution.
 

thurtell

Member
As a beginner I find this thread very important for me. We learn everything but forget to learn the basics to develop a picture perfect image. Thank you all for you views.
 
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